Gerald is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,345 at the 2010 census.
Gerald was platted in 1901 along a railroad line. The community was named after the local Fitzgerald family. A post office called Gerald has been in operation since 1901.
The Christian and Anna Keller Farmstead and Old Gerald School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gerald is located at 38°24′1″N 91°19′53″W (38.400397, -91.331279).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2), of which 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,345 people, 527 households, and 356 families living in the city. The population density was 908.8 inhabitants per square mile (350.9/km2). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 407.4 per square mile (157.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 527 households, of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families.